Could you do the Nicest Job in Britain?
With December rolling in, we saw the end of the incredibly successful first year of the Nicest Job in Britain.
Wrapping up my last visit with Maggies Centre Oxford was not only an ecstatic moment for me, but also a sad one. Having been on the road for a year - travelling the whole of the United Kingdom, I was finally able to reflect on the incredible journey I have taken over the past 12 months.
Visiting and being immersed in so many wonderful causes and charities was overwhelming and heartwarming to say the least.
But now - we look to the future.
With the weeks following the end of the Nicest Job 2015 we were blessed with an unprecedented amount of glorious press. From the Daily Mail to the BBC - they covered every inch of the incredible journey and highlighted it in such a wonderfully positive way.
With 2016 in full swing we are working hard to get the second year of the Nicest Job in Britain up and running.
With 40 new charities and a whole host of new sponsors coming on board every single day, we plan to make the second year of NJIB an even bigger success than it was before.
But that's where you come in - the potential new National Philanthropy Manger.
For many of you reading this, you have already been in contact with our team and expressed your interest in doing the Nicest Job in Britain; an incredibly exciting and life changing role.
I would firstly like to personally thank all of you who have expressed your interest and like to assure you that we are working very hard to get the first application stage of the program up and running.
So how do you apply?
Very soon, we will be announcing the opening of the Nicest Job in Britain 2016. The first stage will be open to everybody, regardless of age, sex and ability, as long as you are over 18 years of age. We welcome entries from far and wide around the globe (we had applications from 95 countries last year!).
The first stage is a YouTube video upload, 1 minute in length of why you should have the Nicest Job in Britain.
We welcome creativity and will be looking a varied number of factors when reviewing the videos to take people through to the second stage. Those who achieve a higher number of votes and engagement will have a better chance of getting through to the shortlist - so make sure you tell all your friends and family you are applying.
How can I get ready?
My advice is to take a look at some of the successful videos below. See how they used their skills and creative flare to impress the judges in getting through to the final stage.
Some did songs, some read a poem, some even hired professional camera men to make an all out video reel of their life being kind to others.
There really is no limit on your creativity - so get your thinking caps on and start planning your application.
What happens after the video?
After you have uploaded your video, we will then review it against our set criteria. From there - we will pick the top entries and progress those candidates to the second stage.
When can I upload my video to apply?
We are working very hard to get everything set up to launch the competition - so please bear with us. We will send out updates in the coming weeks and give you more than enough notice to get your video planned, recorded and ready to submit.
I am a charity – how can I get involved?
We welcome applications from every UK based charity. We aim to work with a wide range of charities from every background. If you would like to be one of the visits next year, please visit the below link to get in touch.
The visits from the Nicest Job in Britain are completely free to a charity.
I am a brand - how do I become a part of this initiative?
If you are a for-profit business or brand and love the work we have done, we would love to talk to you about how you can be involved.
You can find the details below of how to get in touch.
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We are super excited to see all of the videos and thank you once again for expressing your interest in doing the Nicest Job in Britain.
I can personally guarantee it will change your life.
Happy New Year